Presentation on theme: "NAPLE WORKING GROUP EBOOKS SUMMARY MEETING MAY 12TH – ATHENS Diederik van Leeuwen Director Stichting Bibliotheek.nl."— Presentation transcript:
NAPLE WORKING GROUP EBOOKS SUMMARY MEETING MAY 12TH – ATHENS Diederik van Leeuwen Director Stichting Bibliotheek.nl
We’re making progress! Meeting Milan 2013 – first time Most issues last year still apply Some issues diminished: The use of DRM Streamed versus download Not ‘if’ but ‘how’ First results shared Central message: get started!
dimensionvs. content ownershipunlimited: long term access and preservation limited: temporary access, no preservation by PLs content selectionall titles published & for salewhat publishers allow national PL cupola/institutionlocal libraries content distributionoffline use (download)online use (streaming) on site (in library branch)remote lending (from home) platform publicly ownedplatform privately owned payment/pricehigh fee per title, low/no fee per lending no/low fee per title, high fee per lending by govt/PL organization (collective agreement) by end user (pay per use) after x% pages has been readafter 1st page has been turned no differentiation recent/older titles differentiation: head – shoulder – long tail
Basic Toolset High-level requirements / shared knowledge & experiences that applies to (almost) every country / situation. For example: Negotiation skills / experiences Contracts (conditions / articles) Lobby / marketing tools Stand alone (ICT) tools - apps Analyse & Define Models Model A Free basic package Payed use selection Centralized budget One copy / multiple use Model B Free ebooks always Centralized budget One copy / one use Model C Free ebooks public domain and long tail only Centralized budget Unlimited use example
AB C ?! Pay for use Free of charge One copy/one use One copy / multiple use Right to e-read
General arguments for the library
Create publishers Large publishers tend to be more selective, smaller publisher are more interested > so: ‘size does matter – in our case: the smaller, the better’ Publisher show high interest in statistics, fact finding Short term: additional revenues Longer term: digitisation of backlist Commercial argument: launch pad to large client base Powerplay: 10% client in books, 50% client in ebooks - ?!
First recommendations Build trust, start (small sized) projects Split discussions over types of ebooks: Fiction / non-fiction / educational Head / shoulder / long tail Free / public domain / commercial / out of commerce Centralize budgets (increase bargaining power) Centralize negatiations & purchase proces Offer statistics and windows to publishers
Next steps Create platform out of working group (meet twice a year – follow up on Athens, prepare for next meeting) ReBOOKS – initiative out of Slovenia to create knowledge base online for libraries – EU funding EU benchmark research (conducted by Dan Mount) – initiative of Belgium and Dutch institutes (funded bij Taalunie) – available October 2014 Develop app – to be used (after slight adaption) by several countries – first set up is offered by Bibliotheek.nl (called ‘Holiday- App’)